Province Reports 11 New Cases of COVID-19; 2 Dalhousie University students tested positive

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Nova Scotia recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest daily number since May 4.All 11 cases are in the central health zone. Six of these cases are linked to previous cases and five are under investigation.

As of Saturday, 1,164 tests were performed in laboratories across Nova Scotia.

A press release from the province said the number did not include a potential case that was detected during the COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program for bar staff and patrons on Grafton Street in Halifax on Saturday evening.

On Sunday evening, 17 new COVID-19 exposure notices were released, including grocery stores, cafes, bars and gyms.

Active exhibition sites in the greater Halifax area are listed here.

44 known cases

The new cases bring the province’s active total to 44 known cases.

Two students from Dalhousie University have tested positive for the virus.

The students live off campus in Halifax and have isolated themselves, according to a university statement on Sunday.

“Students study virtually and are not associated with our community of residence,” the statement said.

The press release says the Nova Scotia Department of Public Health has not discovered any locations on campus where there may have been an exhibit.

The university reminded its students that the Halifax area is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, which is due to socialization, especially among 18-35 year olds.

The statement also reminded students that large gatherings and parties put people at risk.

“Our student community is at increased risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 right now,” he says.

Premier Stephen McNeil has announced that residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality will be limited to five people gathering in a nearby social group without physical distancing starting Monday. Ten people could assemble without physical distancing before Friday’s announcement.

Bubble numbers

The latest figures for the Atlantic bubble are:

  • New Brunswick reported six new cases on Sunday for 77 active cases. He had a single-day record of 23 new cases on Saturday. New Brunswick Public Health is asking anyone who has traveled from Halifax to New Brunswick to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days due to community spread in Halifax.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador reported three new cases on Sunday and the province now has 21 active cases. Public Health is providing new guidance to residents in light of Friday’s travel-related COVID-19 case of a person who had visited Nova Scotia. While travel to Nova Scotia is “essential,” Newfoundland travelers should follow all public health guidelines, limit their close contact to the minimum possible, and avoid large gatherings and crowded public places. Upon their return to Newfoundland and Labrador from Nova Scotia, people should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for the first 14 days and during this time should not attend any gatherings, avoid crowded public places and wear a mask when in contact with anyone outside their home bubble.
  • Prince Edward Island last reported a new case on November 11. The province has an active case.

Symptoms

Anyone with any of the following symptoms should visit the COVID-19 Self-Assessment website or call 811:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

Anyone with two or more of the following symptoms is also encouraged to visit the website or call 811:

  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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